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Taliban Insurgents Overrun Northern Afghan District

Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have overrun a remote northern district after days of intense clashes with government forces, officials confirmed to local media on Thursday. The Taliban first assaulted the district of Qala-e-Zal in Kunduz province earlier this week and both sides have since claimed to have inflicted heavy casualties. A leading Afghan television station, Tolo, quoted provincial Governor Asadullah Omarkhil as saying that “most parts” of the district “fell to the...

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